FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY – Scotland’s Andy Murray had become the first man from Great Britain since Fred Perry won the US Championships in 1936 to win a major title by defeating Novak Djokovic 7-6(10), 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2 for the 2012 US Open title. The victory comes in his fifth major finals.
The match which went 4 hours, 54 minutes was highlighted by many long, stirring rallies.
After Murray gritted out the first two sets, Djokovic surged to even the match. In the fifth set Murray broke the Serbian twice to take a 3-0 lead. Djokovic retrieved one of the breaks back to get to 1-3, but Murray surged again to take control closing ou t the set and the match 6-2.
Murray who is coached by Ivan Lendl not shares something in common – both men won their first major in their fifth major final.
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